Boeing is expanding the B-52’s smart weapons capacity by 50% under a $24.6 million agreement with the U.S. Air Force to modify six launchers to allow them to carry precision-guided munitions (PGMs) internally. The B-52 has carried smart weapons on wing hard-points for well more than a decade. By 2017, B-52s will be able to carry up to 24 500-lb. Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) or 20 2,000-lb. JDAMs within their bomb bays. In successive phases of the internal weapons bay ...


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